Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on January 22, 1898 · Page 19
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 19

Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, January 22, 1898
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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23V YEAR SATUKDAY EVENING, JANUARY 22 189*. NO 71. Our 18th Annual UNEN and REMNANT SALE Closes Saturday evening. Special lots have been added to make the last day the biggest of all. New England flome=made Underwear. We have added a beautiful line of NEW ENGLAND HOME-MADE MUSLIN UNDERWEAR which for artistic finish and fine materials excels anything ever shown in Logansport. YOUR INSPECTION IS INVITED. Majority in Favor of the New As_ sociate Justice Reported Overwhelming, ALLEIT, THE OPPOSITION LEADER. Ose Logan Mill* ing Co.'s Flours PATENT AND AUTOMATIC. Flours are the Purest and of Highest Grades on the Market THEM FITS. That's what you'll get if I make your clothes . Pm making Fall Suits and Overcoats to order from $16 to $40.00 ............. G. T ticker. 'Tailor, Broadway. Makes a 'Loos Speech to Prove That the Appoint**- Is Not Oualified for the Place —Teller's Silver Resolution to Come Cp Agaiu ?Jext Tliuirsflay—House Proceedings Are Dull—Move- to Justify in Congress the Killing of Col. Ruiz. Washing-ton, Jan. 22.—An agreement was reached by the senate yesterday that a final vote on the Teller resolution providing that the bonds of the United States may be paid in silver dollars, and all pending- amendments thereto, should be taken next Thursday before adjournment. Vest, in charge of the resolution, first announced that an, agreement had been made to take the final vote on Wednesday at 4 p. m., but readily agreed to a postponement of the vote until Thursday at the suggestion of Turpie. Allison made the significant statement that an amendment to the resolution that would cause some debate would be offered late in. the discussion, but gave no intimation of the nature, scope or intent o' the amendment. During the greater part of the afternoon the senate was in executive session. Allen Discusses McKenna'u Nomination. In executive session the nomination of Solicitor General McKenna to be an associate justice of the supreme court came up and Allen opposed it. He brought along the charges filed with the COHWi) tte e on Judiciary, which he read at length. yjlJs comprised a iafg£ number o( letters, some resolutions, and the protest of lawyers and judges of the Pacific coast charging that McKenna is unfitted for the hish office of supreme court justice, on the ground of a want of legal attainments. He commented at length upon this latter document, and was interrupted by Perkins of California, who read a published de^ fense of McKenna. giving statistics to show that he had not, as judge of the California federal court, been more frequently reversed by superior tribunals than had other judges of the same rank. ilcKerma was confirmed by an overwhelming vote. Silver Men Win a Point in the House. There was a parliamentary struggle )n the house yesterday over the bill for the relief of the book publishing company of the Methodist Episcopal church south, which was before the house last Friday; By shrewd man- oeuvering its opponents succeeded in preventing action. Previous to the con sideration of this bill the house passed the bill to extend the public land laws of the United States to the territory" of Alaska, and to grant a general railroad right of way through that territory. The urgent deficiency bill was sent to conference, after the silver forces with some outside aid had succeeded in concurring in the senate amendment striking from the bill the provision requiring the depositors of bullion at government assay offices to pay the cost of transportation to the mints. insurgent leaders 11' they accepted the proposition. One of Aran^uez' associates demanded that he do his duty in accordance with the decree of the in~ surgent government, whereupon Ruiz was shot. New Rules for Pienson Attorney*. Washington, Jan. 22.—Commissioner Evans, of the pension office, has in preparation a new set of regulations governing the practice of attorneys before and the adjudication of claims in the office. •WILL rriLizi: THE DKAMA. Democrats to Bring- Oat Plays That Have Politicsil Plots. Washington, Jan. 22. — Democratic free silver leaders have resolved upon an experiment in political campaign work. Under the influence of Senator Jones, Representative McMiUin, Chauncey F. Black and others a. company of Washington and Virginia politicians and business men has been incorporated under the name of the "American Drama company." The first play to'"be produced is "The Curse of Gold," which the free silverites claim is another "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and from it they ardently expect tha greatest results. Senator Stewart predicts great success for it, and Senator Allen thinks it will be received by the west and south enthusiastically. Samuel Gompers, president, and Charles Morrison, secretary, of the American Federation of Labor, are advocates of it, and Knights of Labor assembly No. 66 owns stock in the corporation. It will be put upon the road very soon. Confirmed bj- the Senate, Washington, Jan. 22.—The senat* confirmed these nominations: Joseph McKenna, of California, to be associate justice of the supreme court. Consul— M. R. Sulzer, of Indiana, at Liege, Belgium. POINTS OF THE REVENUE BILL That the Illinois Senate Thinks Will D« for That State, Springfield, Ills -> Jan ' 22,—The principal provisions of the revenue bill passed by the senate yesterday &?§! fa counties not under township organization the county treasurer shall be ex-officio tliti county assessor. In counties under Goal Operators and Miners Take Four Days to Find Out Where They Do Not Agree. BEPOBT OP THE SOALE COMMITTEE Develops the Fact That Under the Rnlcg an Agreement Is Impossible—Keither Minn Bun Nor Eight Hours Carries— Conference Taken Up the Report and Finds Itself in the Same Shape as the Committee, Unable to Decide. Chicago, Jan. 22.—The conference of coal operators and miners in session at the Great Northern hotel has been busy since the last report in these dispatches, and yesterday afternoon came to order to hear a report from the scale committee. There was a large attendance, it having been announced that the scale committee, upon which, the results of the convention depend in great measure, and which had been in conference since Tuesday morning, would make its report. Chairman Holcomb called for the report, and Chairman Sweet, of the scale committee, responded. He said; "Being chairman of this interstate •o:nmittee which has been laboring and trying to agree upon a scale or basis which it would recommend to the convention, I will now state that we have been discussing four propositions, and have not taken a vote on any of them until this afternoon. These propositions have been very difficult, and we have worked hard to arrive at some definite plan. I will now call upon the secretary to read the resolutions and the votes thereof.' • ' " " Two to One for Gross Weight. Secretary Warner, of the scale committee, then read his report as follows "I believe it was the first day of the committee meeting that Dempster proposed that the basis of our scale be 56 cents per ton in Pennsylvania and Ohio This wati amended by Morton, of Ohio voted on tncy were an aeeiarea io«t. The convention adjourned for the day with Kobbins' motion s!i!l pending-. Patrick Dolan. leader of the Pennsylvania miner* 1 , refused to vote on any question at the evening session. He ivanted the rules suspended so ihat a majority vote would be of some avail, and declared that no motion of vita! importance could ever be put through :1M <w.ivent!on under the present inter- preution of the rules. At the close of the session Detail asked that the miner* n?:nuin in the hall and consult OQ the situation. President Ratehl'ord was on his feet instanter. and declared himself opposed to any meeting of the miners as proposed. He then left the hall with his executive officers and most of the miner delegates. CUBAN CAPITAL HAS EMIGRATED. township organization, Cook county ex- that there be d 9-cent differential be- Can THE TAILOR1 Suit You In Style and Prices. THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . .FOR THE.. . Blood, iStomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and Barks. A G UARANTEEI) CURE ... FOR ... Dyspi.psia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney [Complaints, Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Blotches, P'imples;. Scrofula, Erysipelas. Salt Rheum, Eczema, Weak Back, Fever and Ague arid all other Diseases arising from Imparities of the Btood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 25 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW YORK. TO JUSTUS 1 * THE CUBAN BEBS, And Show That the Killing of Colonel Kulz Should Be Condoned. Washing-ton, Jan. 22.—The house committee on foreign affairs yesterday agreed to make a favorable report on the resolution of Representative Williams, of Mississippi, asking- the state- department for information on the Ruiz case. There was no division over the resolution, and the vote was unanimous in favor of reporting it. Beyond this there was no reference to the Cuban question, except in the reference to the sub-committee of the various Cuban resolutions introduced recently. The Ruiz referred to in the resolution is not Ztr. Ruiz, killed at a suburb of Havana, whose case has attracted much attention, but is Colonel Ruiz, the Spanish officer at Havana -who is said to have gone under a flag of truce to meet the insurgents and urge them to accept autonomy. After entering the insurgent lines his proffer of autonomy was rejected and he was executed by order of the insurgent commander. The case has not been taken up in congress before, and It is said that the inquiry will present the transaction In a new light. Although several members of the committee insisted that the Cuban topic had not been touched upon except in the adoption of this resolution, others attached considerable significance to inquiries by one of the He- publican members. Smith of Michigan, as to what 'the Cuban sub-committee had done on the Morgan senate resolution recognizing- Cuban belligerency. Adams, chairman of the sub-committee, explained tha: inquiries were being made of the state department with a view of taking such action as was appropriate. The line of inquiry by Smith led to the impression that he and some other Republican members of the committee desired action on the belligerency subject. Williams, author of the Ruiz resolution, says the inquiry is for the purpose of correcting a public misapprehension as to the facts, in lie execution of Colonel Ruiz. The latter, Williams says, never had the right to claim Immunity under a flag- of truce, as tie had been warned by the insurgent commander. Aranguez, that he would be amenable to the decrttes of the insurgent government, one of which was that any person entering the insurgent csunp and proposing autonomy should be treated as a spy. Williams says there is authority for stating that Colonel Ruiz entered Ararigueis' camp •with this understanding- and took his chances accordingly. It is said also that he ui-ged autonomy and suggested that specifla wo.uld be conferred lutta. tM eepted, the county treasurer shall be ex-oflicio the supervisor of assessments. The general assessment shall be made on May 1, 1S99, and every fourth year thereafter. Assessors shall each intervening; year assess all the real property which shall become taxable and is not on the general assessment, and make just additions to or reductions from the assessment of property already assessed. Persona! property is to be assessed an- .nually on the 1st day of March. The property owner is required to make out and sign a printed blank schedule and make oath to the correctness of the same. Real and personal propertty shall be .assessed one-fifth of its "fair cash value." The office of township assessor is retained in all thy counties of the state, includinsj Cook. A board of review is provieded for counties under township organization of less: than 200,000 inhabitants. In counties, not under township organization the board of county commissioners shall constitute the board of review. In Cook county the board of review consists of thrse members to be elected by the peo pie. The passage of this bill was all the business done by the legislature yesterday. TRADE SITUATION FEATURES. As They Are Summed Up and Detailed by Bradstreet'f, Agency. New York, Jan. 22.—Bradstreet's says: A large measure of activity in business and industrial lines with, in some instances, previous records surpassed, and very general steadiness in prices of staples is perhapsthe most notable feature of the trade situation this week. Quotations of cereals show the most aggressive strength, while those of some makes of pig iron betray rather more decided weakness than they did a week ago. Spring trade opens slowly, as usual at this time of the year., but confidence is still unimpaired. The immense current production of pig iron, amounting to fully 1,000,000 tons per month, has begun to exercise an influence upon the price of that staple, but decreases reported are still only fractional. The industrial situation, -with the single exception of the cotton industry, is one of exceptional strength. As yet the strikes in this branch of trade, however, are largely confined to Massachusetts. Men's wear woolens are moving fairly well. The good export demand for cotton precludes too heavy accumulations at primary pointa Business is active on the Pacific coast. California crop prospects have been improved by the recent rains. A further falling off in the number of business failures is reported in the United States this week, the total being only 303, against 323 last week, 429 in this week a year ago, 314 in this week of 1S96, 312 in 1S95 and 33S in 1S94. - Gov. Tiiir,er Will Jfot Meet Dole. Springfield. Ills., Jan 22. — G Tanner received a telegram yesterday from Secretary Sherman asking- him. to meet President Dole, of Hawaii, ami welcome him to Chicago, stating- that it would be gratifying to the president OIcKmley) for Tanner to do so. The governor replied that he had made all arrangements for a trip to Hot Springs, Ark., -with a party of ladies and gentlemen and regretted that it would be impossible far him to comply with the president's wishes, Brothers Charged with Kascality. Mount Vernon, His., Jan. 22,—John G. Varnel!, city clerk of this city, was arrested in St. Louis and brought herej upon a warrant sworn out hy Mayor Hall charging him with, forging the mayor's name to fraudulent city orders. His brother George -was also arrested and placed in jail, charged with stealing and negotiating about J400 -worth of city orders that had been cashed by the treasurer but had not^cn stamped by that official. ... tween the Hocking valley and Cam- bride fields in Ohio and Pennsylvania with a relative differential on machine work. A substitute was offered that our scale be based on the mine run This first proposition was voted upon yesterday afternoon and resulted as follows: Illinois operators aye; Illinois miners, aye; Indiana operators, no; Indiana miners, aye; Ohio operators, no; Ohio miners, aye; Pennsylvania operators, no; Pennsylvania miners, aye; West Virginia miners, aye. Ayes, 24; nays, 12. Result an the Shorter Day. "The next vote was taken upon the proposition for an eight-hour work day. The Illinois operators refused to vote, and the Pennsylvania and Ohio operators voted no, resulting 24 ayes, and 8 nays. On the proposition for a uniform day in the competitive field the Illinois operators again,refused to vote suid the Pensylvania operators voted :iye; 23 ayes, 4 nays. It was then moved and carried that -the committee re.port to the convention." JTJST ABOUT WHERE THEY WEKE. Week of Conferencs Does Not Seem to Have Secured Harmony. The convention accepted the report and voted unanimously to consider it seriatm. The motion to adopt the proposition for a. scale based upon the mine run was declared lost, under the rule, the vote resulting- 24 ayes, 12 nays—the Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania operators voting in the negative. It became plain that nothing could be accomplished under the rules of the convention, which required a unanimous vote. Patrick Dolan, of Pennsylvania, asked a reconsideration of the rules. Chairman Zerbe, of the rules committee, endeavored to explain the rules. Phil Penna, of Indiana, offered a substitute providing that the convention resolve itself into a committee .of the whole, which was adopted. Thee, began a prolonged debate over the mine fun system under the five-minute rule. President Ratchford said the mine run system puts a. premium upon practical workmen and recommended that operators employ none other. He also stated that the miners would certainly ask for 10 cents advance. In the debate it was shown that the operators of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana were a. unit against the suJop- tlon of the mine run system. The argument put forth by all the objectors; was powder and reduce the coal to mere powder and reduce the coal to more slack. But the Illinois operators recommended the system fully as strongly as did the Illinois miners. A motion for the adoption of the mine run system was finally voted upon and declared lost under the rules. 24 ayes, 12 nays. After a brief recess the conference reassembled at S o'clock last evening, remainig in committee of the whole, rator Eobbins, of Pennsylvania, presented the following resolution and moved its adoption: "That all coal mined ir. the competitive districts 1 represented in this conference shall be paid for either as mine run or screened coal, as may be determined by the optrators from time to time. That screened coal shall be such as has passed over a screen of seventy-two feet superficial area, uniform flat bars, with one and one-quarter inches space between the bars, and the price agreed upon for such screened coal shall be taken as a basis for the mine run price. The differential between screened coal and mine run to be decided by the operators in each district^' Anothr long argument w as produced by the Illinois interests. It was claimed that the mine run basis had already been established in Illinois over a seven-eighths-inch screen. Finally an amendment-was offered by inserting the words "except in Illinois." A substitute was also offered by "W. T. Lewis, of the Ohio miners, covering all the points. But whe.n these amendments had. Spaniards Cause a Sort of May 1 Among- the JKcbcl ChleCs itt Cubitas. Washington, Jan. 22.—Thft Spanish minister has received the following cablegram from Havana, dated yesterday: "General Caatellanos has taken possession of the village of Esperanza, in the Sierra de Cubitas, where the insurgent government had its headquarters. During the stubborn resistance made by the insurgents their government officials escaped. The next day, continuing his operators, the same general defeated a body of 2,500 Insurgents who were coming to the aid of the government, scattering them in all directions ar.d killing fifty-nine. [Signed] "CONGOSTO." According to information from Spanish sources General Castellanos, being aware that the insurgent government was established at Esperanza, at the extreme west end of the Cubltas ridge, proceeded in that direction with 2,200 infantry, 400 cavalry and two field cannon. After three days' trying marches he forced a difficult, position on the fourth day and overcame the obstinate resistance of 1,000 insurgents, pursuing them more than fix wiles ftn.4 destroying and burning the houses at Esperanza, including the insurgent government buiU1in?s. ;> On the following- day General Castellanos engaged the reunited insurgents 2,500 strong, near Esperanza. He routed them after two hours' combat. The insurgent loss is believed to be numerous, but owing to the density of the woods it is difficult to ascertain the full extent of the defeat. The Jnsur- pents left fifty-seven dead on the field. The Spanish lost five killed and had thirty-one wounded, among the latter being Lieutenant Colon" 1 Perez Monto. TWO HUNDRED HAVE A CLOSE CALL. Fishermen and Their Wives and Children Swept Out Into the Lake. Sandusky, O., Jan. 22. — One hundred fishermen's huts on the ice In LakeErle. off Put-in-Bay, were swept away in Thursday's night's gale. Two hundred men, women and children narrowly escaped drownirf; by the ice ^breaking up and carrying them out Into the lake, and by the huts catching lire. They'' were rescued tfiter'a long: and terrible fight with the elements. Four Men Drowned in t)ie Wabauli, Princeton, Ind., .Jan. 22. — Word has reached here from the Wabash, ten miles west, that three unknown young- men were drowned yesterday. They were out in a small boat when it struck an old tree and the boat immediately sanlc. A man named Ems!ey from here it is rumored was with them. If so, the casualties will amount to four. Scbaefer Makes a Billiard Record. Chicago, Jan, 22.— "Wizzard" Schaefer in his game yesterday with Catton in /the billiard tournament, ran his 408 pointa in ten innings, averaging forty. which is the record at the new game. Score — Schaefer, 400; Catton, 93. Ives n the evening- defeated Spinks. Score— Ives, 400; Spinks, 154. H[& Con»ctance Uai> Influence* Topeka, Kan., Jan, 22.— E. W. Hoch, editor of the Marion Record, refuses the postmastership of his town beca,use e would have to work one hour on unday. Hoch has been twice a member of the Kansas legislature. Ended in an St. Paul, Jan. 22.— The last of the many cases growing out of the sensational failure of several St_ Paul banks ast year ended yesterday, as those preceding it had done, in a verdict of not guilty. This case was on the charge ,hat W. F. Bickel, vice president and manager of the Minnesota Savings bank, had converted to his own use certain notes signed by John Nuaser. Merry fromtsed a Hempen Me. Chicago, Jan. 22. — Chris Merry, such s the decision of the court and jury, must die upon the scaffold, Jame« Smith, so far as the charge of murder s concerned, was a free man according o the Jury, but the Judge ordered his arrest immediately as an accessory- Merry beat and choked hi* wife to death a. few months ago. Nothing is more evident in the -winter fashions than the soft, graceful effects. Koyml mmluB the 1o*4 par*.

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